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Old 12 July 2010, 11:30   #1
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more advice please!

Hi all, I've got a pb2 and a powerboat instructor cert,vhf,first aid,yachtmaster theory,dayskipper theory and practical (sail) and an ICC (sail,which is pb up to 10m and sail up to 24m)
I can see from what I've read on here that I'd need a medical and a see survival cert,what else do I need to get a commercial certification that is of any use to gain a bit of work?
Don't need much as early retired and have a decent income.
I've done a few hundred hours in various sail and powerboats.
What would be best to do ,advanced powerboat or coastal skipper (power) ?
Not really interested in teaching as that seems to be minimum wage dog eat dog unless you own the school (around here anyway!)
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Advanced Powerboat is going to be cheaper and easier than Coastal skipper.

Commercial endorsement will require 1 day Sea Survival and medical from your doctor
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Thanks for your reply
will advanced powerboat allow me to add powerboat 10m and over to my ICC ? or do I need a dayskipper powerboat practical for that?
thought I'd do a cevni course as well just to fill up all the boxes on the ICC
I know this is no use for work here but handy for europe perhaps?
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Dayskipper or an ICC assessment on a boat over 10m required for ICC over 10
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for work in Europe it depends on the country and whether they accept RYA advanced powerboat. Generally the norm is Yachtmaster Offshore STCW 200 endorsed. Coastal Skipper although it is a valid qualification and can be commercially endorsed is very rarely accepted, most agencies will only accept Yachtmaster.
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Yachtmaster Coastal

To be clear, although 3 of us have referred to the Coastal Skipper, it is of course the Yachtmaster Coastal we are really talking about.

Regardless of Europe or UK, if you intend to work long term on board leisure craft and want to earn a living then you need to be aspiring towards the Yachtmaster Offshore at some point. That does not mean you cant have a lot of fun on on the way as an Advanced Powerboat Cert of Competence.

On the commercial boat driving side an Adv pwr coc can earn a fair bit without having to move onto YM Offshore
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for work in Europe it depends on the country and whether they accept RYA advanced powerboat. Generally the norm is Yachtmaster Offshore STCW 200 endorsed. Coastal Skipper although it is a valid qualification and can be commercially endorsed is very rarely accepted, most agencies will only accept Yachtmaster.
Some countries, Denmark & Norway, like any certificate with the word 'Skipper' in it.
They seem to prefer Day Skipper over Yachtmaster.
had this with Danish MCA last year.

Yachts suggest a 'pleasure' certificate, not commercial.
Also, get any RYA cert endorsed STCW95.
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Some countries, Denmark & Norway, like any certificate with the word 'Skipper' in it.
They seem to prefer Day Skipper over Yachtmaster.
had this with Danish MCA last year.

Yachts suggest a 'pleasure' certificate, not commercial.
Also, get any RYA cert endorsed STCW95.
I struggle to believe that you've come across an establishment that prefer you to hold Day Skipper over Yachtmaster??? All this shows is their blatant lack of knowledge of the details of the RYA scheme. I wouldn't go anywhere near a company that would employ someone with only Day Skipper to conduct charters or any kind of commercial work.

There is no particular "type" of certificate e.g. leisure or commercial. Candidates sit the exam and then have the option to commercially endorse it by having a medical done and all the relevant paperwork completed.
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Also, get any RYA cert endorsed STCW95.
I assume that's different from the regular commercial endorsement?
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